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THE BULL-HEADED PREMIER                    91

in the conflict, showing the amazing alignment of forces, may be
useful:

DRAMATIS PERSONA

IN POWER

WANG ANSHIH, "the Bull-
headed Premier"

SHENTSUNG, an ambitious
emperor

Two ^Henchmen

TSENG PU, energetic politician
LU   HUICHING,   a   notorious

character   who   double-crossed

WANG

Four Rascals

LEEDING, a man who concealed
his mother's death; later, court
prosecutor of SU TUNGPO
-DUNQUAN, great turn-coat,
served HUICHING and
WANG alternately

SUDAN, with DUNQUAN,
impeached SU TUNGPO

WANG FANG, son of WANG
ANSHIH

Great Horde of Office-Seeders
(As in any other age)

SHIEH CHINGWEN, brother-
,    in-law of WANG ANSHIH
*TSAI    PIEN,    son-in-law   of

WANG ANSHIH
CHANG CHUN, later enemy of

SU TUNGPO

LU CHIAWEN, trade dictator in
WANG'S regime

THE  OPPOSITION

Elderly Statesmen   (ex-premiers,

privy councillors, etc.)
SZEMA KUANG, leader of the

opposition, great historian
HAN CHI, veteran leader
FU PI, old minister
LU HUEI, fired first shot
TSENG KUNGLIANG, weak

character
CHAO PIEN

WEN YENPO, friend of every-
body

Su and Close Friends

\ statesmen,
like "uncles"

CHANG FANGPINGlelderly

FAN CHEN

OUYANG SHIU         jtoSU

SU TUNGPO

SU TSEYU, Tungpo's brother

FAN CHUNJEN, a great man

SUN CHUEH, tall, fiery

LI CHANG, stocky

LIU SHU, quick-tempered

Wang's Former Friends

LU KUNGCHU, called "Hand-
some Beard", brilliant scholar

HAN WEI, from powerful Han
family

CHENG HAO,neo-Confucianist,
elder of the famous "Cheng
brothers"

Wang's Two Brothers

WANG ANLI
WANG ANKUO